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  Ibb:-                                                                                                                                Top
Situated 194km south of Sana'a, Ibb boasts a strategic position on a high hill in the western foothills of the Ba'adan Mountains. Settled since very early Islamic times, the town later during the time of the ottomans. Today it's the region's Capital Ibb and its governate enjoy one of the highest rainfall lavels in Yemen giving rise to the name 'the green province'. Ibb's agricultural produces is well known.
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 Jibla:-                                                                                                                               Top

Situated 74km north of Ta'izz and 8 km southwest of Ibb, Jibla is stunningly set on top of a hilltop. The town served as the capital of the Sulayhid dynasty in the 11th to the 12th centuries AD, and was particularly prosperous under its benevolent Queen Arwa, who built numerous mosques, schools, roads and bridges, many of which can still be seen today.

The town also became known as a centre for Islamic learning. The annex to Queen Arwa's Mosque still serves as a madrassa.

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 Ta'izz:-                                                                                                                            Top

Ibn Batutta, the great 14th century Arab, Traveler, once described Ta'izz as 'one of the largest and most beautiful cities'. It still large-Yemen's third-largest city – but suffers from burgeoning population growth and appalling traffic.

Nevertheless, the old town and its market are a major attraction. Ta'izz lies 250km south of Sana'a a in the shadow of Jebal Sabir (3070m)

History:-
Long the site of a settlement, Ta'izz attained particular prominence when it became the capital of the Rasulid dynasty from the 13th to 15th centuries. Much later, Imam Ahmed bin Yahya Hamid Al-Din chose the city as the capital of his dynasty, and reigned here from 1948 until his death in 1962.
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 Aden:-                                                                                                                            Top  
Although Sana'a is the administrative capital of Yemen, the commercial capital has long been Aden, even if its fortunes have fluctuated over the years. Although large, sprawling and noisy, it is a pretty relaxed place, and presents a very different face from the Yemen of the north, historically, artistically and culturally. It's well worth at least a brief visit. It also boasts some lovely beach 'resorts; except for those found at Al-Khawkha, they're the only ones of their kind in Yemen.

History:-

According to legend, Noah's Ark was built and launched in the area. Inscriptions dating to the 6th century BC first concretely mention the town, but it's clear that it has long served as an ancient trading centre. Since the 10th century Aden has Also been one of Yemen's towns, and by the 13th century its inhabitants numbered some 80.000 people.

Initially serving as the capital of a serried of local dynasties, Aden was later taken over by the Ottomans, followed by the British in 1839. After the opening of the Suez Canal in the middle of the 19th importance grew, and it soon numbered among the largest ports in the world.

Aden served as the capital of the PDRY from 1967 until reunification, when it was declared a free-trade zone. Although badly damaged in the 1994 War of Unity, it has made a recovery of currently pumping much money into developing and modernizing the port.

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